Tuesday, August 21, 2012

No Turning Back

Here we are.  The big day has arrived, and I'm a tad bit panicky.

My sweet Eveley Joy is starting Kindergarten.


This little one, who has been nearly attached to my hip for the past 5 1/2 years, will be climbing the steps of a giant, yellow school bus, and heading to public school for nearly 8 hours a day.


I'm trying not to think about it.

In some ways, it feels like this day is coming too quickly.  But in other ways, this day seems to be about 2 years late.  As we have watched Robbie's friends start school and grow up, it was something that I could not relate to at all.  But here we are.

Fortunately, our Father who loves Eveley more than we do, has guided us down this path and promised to continue to navigate our course.

The school is barely two miles from our neighborhood, so that is helping calm my nerves a little.  I could be there in a flash.

We met her teacher on Monday and were excited to find out Eveley will have a friend in the same class.  Other than that, we know nothing.

Eveley has been awaiting this day since she could barely speak.  She loves learning and challenges.  Preschool was fun, but she wanted more.  And she was very disappointed this summer to find out VBS did not include homework.

Tonight at dinner, I asked her what she was most looking forward to at Kindergarten.

"Quiet time," she answered.

I hear ya.

I will post pictures tomorrow.



3 Peanuts said...

I had to laugh at the quiet time comment!!! So cute. E will be fine. I know that school and she will thrive!!! Kate goes back to kinder on Monday.

LOVED seeing those familiar photos of Eveley!!!!

Anonymous said...

So sweet! I remember when she was here in Texas sleeping in my closet...times goes by too fast! Cant wait to see yall soon
-Aunt Kate

Kelly said...

I hope she has a wonderful 1st day and a memorable year.

Jennifer Coon said...

She's going to have such a fun year! And I know you're already counting the minutes until she climbs off the bus this afternoon so you can hearall about her first day.